We’re going live with Sonic Mania Plus right now on Twitch. How long can Ray the Flying Squirrel fly? Does Knuckles really not chuckle? Tune in to find out.
Sonic Mania’s blend of classic stages and ROM-hack inspired originals created a mix tape of everything awesome, fast, and blue. The Encore DLC, released today as part of Sonic Mania Plus, embraces the mixing and matching that made the base game great.
Sonic Mania is getting an updated version called Sonic Mania Plus on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this summer. It’ll include an Encore Mode which changes up some of the levels, two new playable characters, Mighty and Ray, and a four-player competitive mode. A physical version will also be available.
I’ve played approximately two billion video games this year. Narrowing that list down to 10 was a painful and bloody process, but I finally managed to choose my favorite games from one of the most exciting years in recent memory.
The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is a yearly showcase of ROM hacks and fan games. This year’s selection was full of gorgeous art, twisty levels, and new takes on the franchise’s speedy gameplay. These projects are as artful as anything Sega makes and some are just as massive as any AAA Sonic game.
Green Hill Zone’s loop-de-loops and tropical scenery make for one of the most iconic stages in Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic Mania’s version of GHZ adds new complications and complexity that’s turned it into one of the game’s most hotly contested speedrun courses.
The video game gods have been good to us in 2017, but that means there are way too many games to choose from. Take this quiz to find out which one you should devote your precious time to.
Moto Bug is the first enemy you ever encounter in Sonic. Is the series’ Goomba, in other words, and there’s one in Sonic Mania named after a member of the Sonic hacking community who died a few years back.
Sonic Mania’s a lot of fun but one of its most exciting features is a dangerous string of bosses. Reshuffling and changing what Sonic can do adds a lot of danger to each encounter. We take a look at the boss design in this critical video.
Sonic Mania released on PC yesterday, bringing its colorful levels to even more players. However, many of them were inconvenienced by protection software that is currently preventing them from playing offline. Sega has responded to concerns and fixed the issue following outcry from players.
Today on Highlight Reel we have existentially depressing Sonic clips, gun tricks, Battlegrounds depression, and much more!
Some might joke that the biggest surprise about Sonic Mania is that it was a good Sonic game. The game does have actual secrets, though, and they’re really fun.
Sonic Mania may just be the best Sonic game in years, but it also seems broken in a small but annoying way on the Nintendo Switch.
Sonic Mania hides a few goodies, and this one in particular shows that SEGA knows exactly how to meme.
Sonic Mania is a celebration, a digitized block party of blistering speeds and bright worlds. Sega’s decision to hand their famous mascot over to fan creators and artists has paid massive dividends, creating a game that is not just a welcome return to form but a raucous, delightful experience.
The PC version of Sonic Mania has been pushed back from August 15 to August 29. Announced during a live stream this morning, the PC version apparently requires further optimization. Steam preorder customers will get a copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog as compensation.
What better way to get fans ready for some newfangled old-school 2D Sonic the Hedgehog action than some newfangled old-school 2D animation?
For decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has inspired an obsessive fandom that’s been difficult to separate from the uneven quality of the games. Fans have created impressive art, music, and even games that pay tribute to the series and its characters. Some of these creations are so impressive, that SEGA brought on fans to…
2-D nostalgia bomb Sonic Mania will release this summer on August 15th. Pre-orders are available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You’ll also be able to play it on the Switch instead of that hacked Game Gear you’ve been working on.
A new gameplay trailer for Sonic Mania shows Knuckles flying, climbing, and doing all the things you’d expect. Everything looks great and sounds even better. Too bad the game was delayed until an unspecified date later in the year.